Advocacy 101


Advocacy 101

The holder of this badge has successfully completed The Mountaineers Advocacy 101 eLearning course.


As someone who cares deeply about the outdoors, you’re well positioned to be an effective outdoor advocate and make a difference for public lands and the outdoor experience. We know that getting started as an advocate can be a little daunting and hard to know where to begin - that’s where our Advocacy 101 eLearning course comes in.

The holder of this badge has successfully completed The Mountaineers Advocacy 101 eLearning course and has an introductory understanding of:

  • The basics of advocacy: what it is, why it’s important, what advocacy looks like, and why our community advocates.
  • Why it’s important for outdoor enthusiasts to engage with lawmakers on public lands and recreation issues, and best practices for several ways to do so.
  • Why it’s also important to engage with land managers, and best practices for doing so, including writing comment letters on land planning processes.
  • Opportunities to take direct advocacy action through the course, and resources for continuing your outdoor advocacy journey.

What does this badge allow me to do?

This badge identifies you within our community as an outdoor advocate and someone poised for deeper engagement in advocacy through The Mountaineers and beyond. With this badge, you’ll be ready to advocate for an issue or place you care about - on your own and with fellow outdoor enthusiasts and as a part of organized lobby days and other opportunities.


Complete The Mountaineers Advocacy 101 eLearning course, including the associated quizzes on best practices for engaging with lawmakers and land managers. Please allow at least a week from course completion for the badge to be awarded to your profile. Learn more about Advocacy 101 in this blog.

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